Background: The topics of inclusivity, diversity, and cultural awareness are difficult to adequately explore in a traditional classroom setting. The use of the virtual platform of Second Life® afforded a unique opportunity to use virtual role-play simulation to experience what it is like to walk in another's shoes. Method: Fifteen graduate nurse educator students enrolled in a course titled "Inclusivity in Nursing Education" were randomly assigned a customized avatar, representing a marginalized person for use in a role-play simulation in the virtual world of Second Life®. Two written assignments regarding the learning experience were evaluated using a simple qualitative analysis. Results: Students indicated that they increased their own capacity to understand, appreciate, and relate to people different from themselves. Conclusion: Although future research is needed to determine the full extent to which virtual platforms can be used effectively in nursing education, this case study demonstrated that valuable learning regarding complex topics can take place in the virtual world. © 2016 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.